Jalon is the capital of the Vall de Pop (Pop Valley), situated alongside the River Gorgos, in a plain, surrounded by the Sierra de Bernia and the Sierra del Forner mountains. Jalon boasts some of the most magnificent scenery in Spain, with its landscape of campos with primarily olive and pine trees, intermingled with orange groves and vineyards and its remote villages of Jalon, Alcalali, Lliber and Parcent.
The town is located around 1 hour 15 minutes drive to the north east of Alicante airport, some 14 kilometres or about 20 minutes drive from the northern Costa Blanca town of Calpe.
Leisure and recreation
Hiking and rambling on footpaths to the Sierra de Bernia, to Penyo de la Mica, the Sierra del Forner and the Castellet (little castle) are all beautiful routes for the keen walker. Other enjoyable activities include horse riding or quadbiking.
Just off the main square of Jalon there is the beautiful church of Jalon, built in a neo-classic style with its remarkable altar and blue dome.
Jalon offers great shopping and some fantastic bars and bodegas to enjoy a nice glass of Jalon wine and watch the local world go by.
For those who want to take in the natural surroundings or historical sites, excursions can be booked to the Cave of “les Maravelles” where prehistoric remains have been found; to the Bernia mountain, where the remains of the castle Forat and Font de Cabanyes fountain can be found and where you can enjoy panoramic views to the coast of Alicante.
Shopping & Markets
In this charming town many handicraft shops, wine cellars, restaurants can be found proving it to be a great holiday spot for those who wish to lap up local culture.
The Rastro is held each Saturday beside the river. Here you will be able to find, antique furniture amongst the wide variety of offerings. The weekly open produce market is held every Tuesday in the main square.
Jalon provides an interesting and exciting local gastronomy. Famous for its sweets and pastries made with local almonds. Try the pastissets, mantecaos, carquinyols, mostachos and their famous bollos (pastry made with green peas).
The Jalon Valley is famous for its wines, the bodegas of Jalon produce a very fine Moscatel, as well as some excellent full bodied reds; there are several bodegas in the region that are worth a visit to sample the delicious wines.
Also famous for its sausages, still created using ancient recipes; delicious examples of Morcilla, Bufas, Longanizas, and Chorizos all go down well with a drop of local full bodied red therefore is rightly renowned for its robust red wines, and sweet whites, the Mistela and Moscatel.
Approximately 45 minutes by car you can visit the Water Parks of Benidorm (Aqualandia, Mundomar, Terra Mítica) and a 30 minute drive will take you to the Safari Park Vergel, you can also visit the coves of Benidoleig and the Valley of Ebo.